the electricity flows along the paths of least resistance, revealing fine flaws and cracks, flowing around the grain of wood, or shooting along the crystalline structure of meteoric ore. as a direct current pulse, the electricity crashes through materials with brute force, while as a modulated alternating current signal, it washes through and reverberates within the subtler structures of matter. the resultant images document the internal energetic character of materials and objects.
the series above compares 14 different materials, all in the form of a ring, from pure gold to human hair. each material displays their individual electrical character as the spark discharges leave their surface, tracing pathways and patterns across photographic emulsion.
the series above tracks the forces that are embedded in industrial materials, through experiments on their mineral ores, part of a symposium tracking the imagined geological strata of the anthropocene. the energy required for the mining and manufacture of these materials, and their resultant form and character, are revealed as unique energetic signatures. the ores are coal, iron, chrome, mercury and uranium.
these images track the spirits and the energies trapped within my suburban family home – in its walls, the spaces of the rooms, and through the objects of my dead grandparents. images also include x-rays (using my own scary x-ray machine), laser reflected audio tracings, and found photos. the full suburban spirits catalogue pdf is on the info page.